Today marks the beginning of the 2nd annual Collingwood STEM Cup Challenge (click here) – a dynamic competition where students and fans leverage their maths and stats skills to calculate player salaries for Collingwood’s 2018 season. The competition is based on the career of Dominic Milesi, the ‘Capologist’ for the Collingwood Football Club, who manages national recruiting and player contract negotiations for the team. Dominic’s key responsibilities include determining salary figures for Collingwood players using his STEM education and skills.
The Day of STEM is gaining significant traction in Western Australia through the efforts of the John Curtin School of the Arts (click here) in Fremantle. In particular, the school has found success in running the STEM Cup program with mathematics students. The Collingwood STEM Cup (click here) program was run with the Year 9 mathematics students in Term 4 2016 with 8 teachers and 165 students participating across the school.